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Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

28 September 2020


Public Health Advisory

Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the residents of Whale Cove.

This is a precautionary measure due to the transition from the temporary water treatment plant back to the legacy plant and the potential for bacteria to be present in the water.

During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute.

It is essential that all water be boiled for the following uses:
• drinking;
• preparing infant formulas;
• preparing juices and ice cubes;
• washing fruits and vegetables;
• cooking; or
• brushing of teeth.

Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off. The boil water advisory is only for the uses listed above.

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Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5712
dsommerville1@gov.nu.ca